GEMS  NEWS

Aug 2021 - Summer Shows are back!

We were thrilled to be back running our performances to parents over the Summer. One particularly impressive show was War Horse directed by Anya. We even invited a War Horse actor, Danny Dalton to work with the children, teaching them some puppetry and discussing the themes in the show.

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March 2021- Our final Zoom!

After a long year running classes over Zoom, we are finally 'logging off' and returning to in-person classes. We are so proud of our Gems for sticking with us. Your commitment has been amazing. Parents - you have also been incredible! We made it through and now we cant wait to see you all in person after Easter.

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July 2020 - End of Year Virtual Show!
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Lockdown didn't stop us from performing! We created a Virtual Show, featuring children from our Saturday Theatre School and zoomed it live to over 150 families! We were so proud and amazed at what we still managed to create, despite being in lockdown. A big thank you to our amazing teachers!

That was absolutely brilliant! I can’t even imagine how many hours you guys put in editing that. So impressive. Thank you to all the GEMS staff for your incredible hard work,enthusiasm, motivation and positivity in making this term absolutely fantastic for the children. My girls have had a super term - it was a real highlight during lockdown.

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Nov 2018 - Gems in the West End!

Well done to our older children from the Sapphire Saturday School and Monday Musical Theatre groups who performed at the Arts Theatre in London's West End! Both groups performed a 45 minute show devised by their group and worked so hard to get their performances 'West End' ready. We hope you all enjoyed the experience. We will be planning another performance in 2020!

July 2017 - Gems Five Year Anniversary Show at the Michael Croft Theatre Dulwich

Congratulations to all the 100 children who took part in our anniversary show. We brought children together from our Saturday Theatre School, Monday Musical Theatre Company and Sapphire Youth Dance Company to perform scenes, songs and dances based on Roald Dahl's stories plus a brand new musical written by us called M.A.D! Well done, you all worked so hard :)

 Forest Hill Library Performance
'Gems Nativity Goes Wrong'

Gems were thrilled to be commissioned to write a Christmas performance to be performed outside Forest Hill Library in December. The children from Emerald Saturday Acting class wrote a bonkers nativity with silly songs, costumes, props and audience participation. They performed brilliantly! Thanks to FH Traders Association and SEE3 for a fab opportunity :)

This year Emma helped organise Forest Hill Fashion week! Our Gems performed a Flashmob to Uptown Funk all around Forest Hill and rocked the Catwalk set up on Dartmouth Road! Visit http://fhfw.co.uk/

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Performances with Sydenham Arts Festival

Our Monday Musical Theatre Company performed three dances from Hairspray on Sydenham High Street over the Summer, plus Francesco performed his brilliant solo dance piece and Jess wowed everyone with her comedy magician sketch!

Sapphire Youth Dance Company represent Kent and London in UK Finals at the O2!

We were all so PROUD of our Gems who got through to the UK Finals of the Red Cross Dance competition Make Your Move. Big thank you to the parents for all your support and to Maria for your hard work

Gems got Talent !!!

Congratulations to all the children who took part in Gems got Talent! We were so proud and you all worked so hard. Some wonderful acts including solo dancing, acting, poetry, comedy, magician, singing - the Judges had a very hard time choosing!  

Alice in Wonderland End of Year Show 

Well done to all children who participated in our End of Year show. Our shows are getting bigger and better each year and everyone worked so hard - including the parents who helped with costumes etc so WELL DONE!

 

Emeralds 'Shake it off' in local recording studio!

Well done to Tamera, Biba, Nyasia and Livvy who came second in Gems got Talent and won a trip to a local recording Studio! We recorded Shake it Off and it sounded brilliant Well Done and thank you to Gareth from Fold Studios in Forest Hill

Theatre trip to Sadlers Wells 

In July we took our Youth Dance Co to Sadlers Wells Theatre to watch older dance groups perform. We also had a backstage tour and the children were taught a flashmob which they performed in the interval. So much fun!!

Gems Christmas Party / Cake Sale / Goodbye Katie

We had a terrific Christmas party and performances on December 7th. Big thank you to all parents who helped with learning lines, costumes and decorating masks! Big thank you also to everyone who baked a cake.. we managed to raise £135! This will go towards costumes for Sapphire YDC and their West End performance. We also said goodbye to Katie who will start work as a Primary School teacher in Lewisham from January. Thank you also to Sanaah's Mum for doing Glitter Tattoos for the children :)

Sapphire Youth Dance Co perform in the West End

At the end of our Summer term, eleven girls from our very own youth dance company performed at the London Palladium in front of thousands! They performed incredibly well. Amelia even said it was the best day of her life! We look forward to creating even more exciting oppportunities for the children.

End of Year Show The Jungle Book 

Well done to all children who participated in our End of Year show. Our shows are getting bigger and better each year and everyone worked so hard - including the parents who helped with costumes etc so WELL DONE!

 

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Little Gems perform at the Sydenham Arts Festival​
Sunday 1st July

We are really exciting to be performing in front of family and friends at the Sydenham Arts Festival. We will be performing at 13.15, followed by a free workshop! We will then do another workshop around 4.00, and in between a big GEMS PICNIC! All Gems and families are invited to join us